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All About | May 15, 2020

5 Reasons Why You Should Sleep with a Weighted Comforter

All AboutMay 15, 2020

5 Reasons Why You Should Sleep with a Weighted Comforter

Weighted Comforters are known to help you fall—and stay—asleep faster than regular ones. And the feel-good benefits of sleeping with a weighted comforter don’t end there.

If you aren’t already hip to the benefits of weighted comforters, then now’s the time to smarten up. Designed with glass beads—instead of non-biodegradable plastic microbeads that can be bad for the environment—sewn into pockets throughout the fabric, our Weighted Comforter provides deep pressure therapy (DPT) that can naturally relax the nervous system.

Translation: Our Weighted Comforter can help you fall—and stay—asleep. And the feel-good benefits of sleeping with a weighted blanket don’t end there. From reduced anxiety to improved quality of sleep, here are five reasons why you should switch to a weighted blanket asap.

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  1. Decreased Anxiety

Thanks to the DPT stimulation that weighted blankets supply, our Weighted Comforter can actually reduce stress and anxiety levels—so you’ll fall asleep faster. You see, a weighted blanket helps “ground” your body during sleep by pushing it downwards—and research shows that grounding can decrease nighttime levels of cortisol (the hormone that causes stress). Invest in a weighted blanket and you’ll feel calm and cool whenever you hit the sack

  1. Increased Serotonin and Oxytocin Levels

Turns out DPT stimulation can do more than just reduce cortisol production—it increases your serotonin levels (aka the chemicals your brain releases when you’re happy), too. Additionally, the National Sleep Foundation says the feeling of being enveloped in a weighted blanket encourages your body to produce oxytocin, which can relieve pain and stress while boosting your immune system.

  1. Less Tossing and Turn at Night

If you, or your partner, have a problem tossing and turning throughout the night, then a weighted blanket might be the solution. The pressure that weighted blankets provide helps to deter movement (and promote stillness) so you’re less likely to move around a lot when sleeping under one—or wake up the person sleeping next to you.

  1. More Melatonin Production

 Not only will sleeping with a weighted blanket help your fall asleep faster, but it will also help you sleep more soundly. In addition to boosting serotonin levels, the DPT from weighted blankets is believed to increase melatonin production, the hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycle, so sleeping with one will help you stay asleep for longer—and wake up feeling more rested.

  1. Reduced Restless Leg Syndrome

Ask anyone with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and they’ll tell you how hard it is to fall and stay asleep throughout the night. Luckily, the extra pressure supplied by a weighted blanket can help calm your irritated nerves and the annoying sensations you’re feeling in your legs—aka the creepy, crawly feeling typically associated with RLS—so you can score some uninterrupted sleep for a change.


Caroline is a writer living in New York City. She contributes regularly to publications including The New York Times, AD, and Apartment Therapy. When she’s not covering the latest in art, interiors, and design, she’s usually playing music, watering (and talking to) her plants, or hanging with her rescue bunnies, Daisy and Daffodil. You can find more of her work at carolinecameronb.com.

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